Miss Grant of Knockando

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MISS GRANT OF KNOCKANDO. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in William Marshall's 1781 collection (p. 1), although, actually, the melody was published in a later, second book of reels and strathspeys, and attached to the 1781 collection. Moyra Cowie (Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) believes this attached collection may have been published in 1788 following the Marquis of Huntly’s grand tour (for which Marshall wrote “Marquis of Huntly’s Farewell (The)” which appears in the collection). Miss Grant is identified by Cowie as the daughter of Robert Grant, a London merchant.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 1.

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